Thymiopoulos 2018 Xinomavro NatureRegular price £17.95
Apostolos Thymiopoulos's Xinomavro Nature is made with fruit from a single vineyard, bought from an old lady in 2006. When she planted it (around 50 years ago) many of the young plants died in a drought. She couldn't afford to replace them, so ungrafted vines from some very old (pre-phylloxera) Xinomavro plantings went in. They are still going today. From these venerable vines, Apostolos makes a low-intervention wine bottled with minimal sulphur additions. It is a light and bright version of Xinomavro, immensely juicy and refreshing, made to drink young.
Vines around 50 years old. Single vineyard, some ungrafted. Fermented with wild yeasts. Unfiltered. Minimal sulphur addition.